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    Hold baggage - Weight and sizes

    Hold baggage

    Travel with everything you need.

    Your TAP flight includes the free* transport of baggage in the aircraft hold.

    The number of items you may transport will depend on your fare, the destination and your Victoria Status.

    * except for tap|discount on flights to Europe and North Africa.

    • 23 kg / 50 Ibs Maximum weight of hold baggage.
    • 32 kg / 70 lbs Maximum weight of hold baggage in business class for all routes. The items exceeding this weight are considered to be cargo.
    • 158 cm / 62 in Maximum size of one item of hold baggage. Height + length + width.

    Find out your TAP baggage allowance

     Intercontinental Flights

    Between Africa1 and Europe2 Between Africa1 and the Americas3
    Between (Central and South4) America and Europe2 Between the USA/Canada and Europe2 Between Brazil and Europe2
    Executive 2 items up to 32kg / 70lb
    Plus 2 items up to 23kg / 50lb 1 item up to 23kg / 50lb 2 items up to 32kg / 70lb
    (1) Excluding Morocco and Algeria.
    (2) Including: Morocco and Algeria.
    (3) Including: Brazil, United States, Canada and Venezuela.
    (4) Excluding Brazil.
    Domestic, European and North Africa Flights

    Flights between Mainland Portugal and the Islands
    Flights between Europe and North Africa1
    Top Executive 2 items up to 32kg / 70lb
    Plus 2 items up to 23kg / 50lb 1 item up to 23kg / 50lb
    Classic 1 item up to 23kg / 50lb
    Basic 1 item up to 23kg / 50lb
    (1) including Morocco and Algeria.

    Note: Except when flying tap|discount babies have a 10kg baggage allowance. Only folding buggies can be carried as hold baggage. Prams and baby baskets must be carried as hand baggage (subject to available space).

    Extra baggage

    Do you have excess baggage? You can check the extra costs here (PDF, 0.9MB, EN).

    When you book your extra bags at the time of booking you will benefit from a discount of up to € 25 on the price charged at the airport.

    Add extra bags to your booking.

    If you have TAP Platinum American Express, Victoria Card, we have special conditions for you.

    Economy class Business class
    Victoria Gold or Star Alliance Gold1 + 1 item up to 23kg / 50 Ib + 1 item up to 32kg / 70 Ib
    Victoria Silver2, 3
    + 1 item up to 23kg / 50 Ib
    TAP Platinum American Express3 + 1 item up to 23kg / 50 Ib
    (1) Victoria Gold (or Star Alliance Gold) travelling with BRAND DISCOUNT will be permitted 1 extra piece up to 23 kg/50lbs.
    (2) Victoria Silver are entitled to 1 extra piece up to 23 kg / 50lbs only permitted on journeys to/from Africa and journeys to/from destinations cross Atlantic. Allowance not permitted within PT (mainland and islands) and within Europe (North Africa included).
    (3) Only valid on flights operated by TAP.

    Note: It is not allowed the transport of baggage for infants traveling on tap|discount in flights within Europe and North Africa. Is only allowed the transport of fully collapsible stroller as checked-in baggage or transporting the child seat or basket as hand luggage (subject to space availability).

    Conditions for using this service:

    • Reservation of 1 extra bag per passenger (except children under 2);
    • One item of extra baggage may weigh up to 23 kg / 50 lbs and must have a total size under 158 cm / 62 in;
    • Reservation subject to limited availability;
    • This service can be booked through the Contact Centre, TAP stores or travel agents up until 24 hours before flight departure;
    • Reservations on payment by credit or debit card (ATM);
    • Service valid only on flights operated by TAP.

    Take care with your baggage

    When you check in your hold baggage a ticket is issued that allows the owner to be identified. For security reasons, luggage is always checked on the same plane the passenger travels on.

    • Make sure your baggage is properly sealed and identified with your name and address;
    • Do not exceed the capacity of the bag, so that it is not damaged;
    • Always check the identification information before checking in the bag and when reclaiming it;
    • Immediately inform us in the event of loss or damage;
    • Do not carry other people's bags if you do not know the contents.

    Articles forbidden in the hold

    Some items may not be carried in the hold. If you want to travel with any of these objects, you can carry them in your hand baggage.

    • Valuable and personal items;
    • Fragile or perishable items;
    • Essential medicines;
    • Keys;
    • ID documents or passport;
    • Professional or academic documents;
    • Samples.